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Gun Policy News, 20 December 1999

États-Unis

20 December 1999

Newsweek

It was an unseasonably warm December Friday, and managers at Colt were already looking ahead to a weekend of Christmas shopping as they arrived at the plant in West Hartford, Conn. Instead, they were handed lists of employees and told to let them go. An engineer who had been with the nation's oldest gunmaker for almost 20 years wept openly in disbelief; another man went outside and vomited. The sun was setting by the time the executives realized that they, too, were on... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

New York Times

In a long-sought move that will help identify guns used in crimes when only their shell casings are left at a crime scene, the Clinton administration said yesterday that it was tripling the budget for the development of a unified national database of shell casings and bullets, and that one major handgun maker had agreed to start providing the federal government with information when new guns are test-fired. "This system is very exciting and has the potential to do for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

US News & World Report

Gun makers beware. The Clinton administration has you in its sights, next. Only months ago, the Justice Department announced a massive federal lawsuit against tobacco companies to recover the costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses. Now, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will sue gun companies on behalf of nearly 3.3 million public-housing residents. With gun reforms stymied on Capitol Hill, the suit is an ultimatum intended to force the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

20 December 1999

Telegraph (UK)

Country sports campaigners were facing another onslaught from the Government over proposals to impose stricter controls on the ownership of shotguns last night, as two backbench MPs pressed ahead with plans to ban foxhunting before the next election. As part of a wider clampdown on firearms ownership, the Home Office's firearms consultative committee has recommended to Jack Straw, the Home Secretary, that shotguns should be regarded as "class one" firearms, the same as... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

Denver Post (Colorado)

On a spring day in 1996, an Army sergeant at Fort Carson walked into a Colorado Springs pawnshop and left with four cheap handguns. The next day he returned, exchanging two Lorcin 9mm semiautomatic pistols for two Bryco 9mm semiautomatics. Sgt. George Wilson kept none of these guns. All four, along with a Mossberg shotgun, went to his wife's visiting cousin, David Cruz, a cocaine dealer from Paterson, N.J., who had previously threatened to shoot a police... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

Montreal Gazette (Quebec) / Hearst Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Outraged by gun violence that has killed or wounded children, thousands of mothers across the U.S. are organizing what they hope will be a Million Mom March aimed at pressuring Congress to enact tougher controls on firearms. They intend to arrive in the U.S. capital for a march on May 14, Mother's Day, a holiday that originated during the Civil War to remind women to take care of each other's wounded sons. "We want common-sense gun laws in this country... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The vast majority of guns purchased from high-volume dealers and later used in crimes were bought by middlemen who turned around and sold them, according to a report released Monday. The report by the office of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, follows a study his office did earlier this year that showed that just 140 gun stores throughout the nation supplied the weapons used in about 20 percent of all crimes. More than 1,400 of the guns were connected to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 December 1999

Time (USA); Vol. 154, No. 25

Eight months after Columbine-and only one day after the small Oklahoma town of Fort Gibson became the latest stage for an apple-cheeked boy to open fire on his schoolmates-the gun industry faced its biggest threat, the one that could finally force major changes in the way firearms are made and marketed. On Tuesday, the Clinton Administration said it was preparing to file a class action on behalf of the nation's 3,191 public-housing authorities. Twenty-nine cities and... (GunPolicy.org)

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